Addressing Homelessness in Upland
The City of Upland is actively engaged in a range of coordinated efforts and active collaboration among community organizations, churches, service clubs, and concerned citizens dedicated to overcoming homelessness. Homelessness occurs for varied reasons and requires different resources and services for each homeless individual. Serving the needs of this population is complex. The aim is to provide a system that coordinates and focuses resources to those most in need and least able to advocate for themselves. Combating homelessness requires effective strategies to reduce the number of families and individuals who become homeless, in addition to helping currently homeless families and individuals move into permanent housing.
Say No to Panhandling
We follow the motto, “a hand up, not a hand out.” Giving people a dollar here and there, providing food on a regular basis, or passing out water all seem like good and kind ideas. In reality, it enables the homeless to stay homeless rather than accept the services they need that will change their situation completely. If you want to donate to help the homeless, please donate to an organization that is working directly with the homeless in Upland.